This lama holds a bone rosary in his left hand. The middle finger on his right hand presses the thumb in a gesture denoting patience.
A similar style, with the meditation cloak over the shoulders and the tip of a felt boot more visible at the front.
This very expressive character holds a closed lotus mandala in his left hand.
And this one holds a manuscript. His right hand is held in the fear-allaying gesture. The facial features, hair and part of his fine Chinese silk clothes are painted with pigments. His checked vest and outer robe have an incised floral hem.
This jolly character holds a long-life vase in his left hand and does the teaching gesture with the other, displaying a diamond engraved in the palm.
The broad hem of his vest is inlaid with copper and decorated with a chased rice-grain pattern. Part of his outer robe is incised with a floral and foliate design.
Another smiling personage, with a goatee, holding a drum in his right hand and a bell with a vajra handle in the other.